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Is your data security strategy a fixer upper?

There are two things that I do passionately outside of work: home improvement projects and offshore fishing. I approach them both with an intensity that can be scary at times. I’m very competitive, but that’s …

How to keep customer data safe this Black Friday

Black Friday is just around the corner. While shoppers across the nation are beginning to think about scoring the best deals for this season’s hottest holiday gifts, retailers should focus on keeping their customers’ information …

October news roundup: Scary security stories

Ghosts, ghouls and goblins weren’t the only things to be scared of this October. From cyberattacks to major data breaches that exposed the information of millions, data security (or the lack thereof) was an active …

Holes in your security blanket

When I talk to IT folks about how they are protecting their data, I get some interesting answers. Part of this is because there are lots of shades of gray in the answers, and lots …

The No. 1 security challenge facing midmarket IT

More than half of midmarket IT managers agree: for better or worse, budget can determine an organization’s security posture. According to a survey by SpiceWorks, not only are budget constraints the top security challenge facing …

Next on the schedule: Nutanix .NEXT

As our company evolves, our focus remains the same: helping customers become data-aware, and improve the way they manage, secure, protect, and gain actionable info from data, no matter where it lives. With this in …

3 Days, 3 Talks, 3 Conferences, and 3 Reports

I’ve been on the road speaking at various conferences over the last two weeks. This past week, however, I found myself with a very busy schedule that included flights to both Boston, MA and Washington, D.C. (and back …

SANS THIR and BSides NOLA recap

This past week I had the pleasure of heading to New Orleans, LA to speak at two exciting conferences: The SANS Threat Hunting and Incident Response Summit and Security BSides NOLA. SANS Threat Hunting and Incident …